Manchester United Injuries
Manchester United will be without 9 first team players for their game with Crystal Palace. They struggled against Liverpool where they were forced into making three substitutions in the first half, with Rashford also not feeling 100% after a heavy tackle from Henderson early on in the match. Solskjaer also took a risk by bringing on Lingard after he injured his hamstring against PSG, which backfired as he only lasted less than 20 minutes before coming off for Sanchez. United deserve credit for their game management and keep the score at 0-0, however, there were consequences from this game as now their midfield is quite limited.
The number of injuries at United have been linked to the increased workload that Solskjaer has integrated after he replaced Mourinho and therefore, players are more prone to getting injured. Man United have the second leg of the Champions League against PSG next Tuesday. They might be without their usual midfield three with Pogba suspended and both Matic and Herrera being out, and it is unclear if they will be fit in time. United go into this game 0-2 down and will be very difficult to overcome the result especially with all the injuries that they currently have.
United’s main focus at the moment is getting the top four in the Premier League and trying to get as far as possible in the FA Cup. They face Wolves in the next round and will hopefully have a lot of their players back by then. In the meantime, this is an opportunity for players like Sanchez or Fred to prove that they deserve a place in the starting 11. Fred especially has had a bad debut season and has only started one Premier League game since Solskjaer took over and the last time he played was in early January. United will be hoping that the first team players that are injured will come back as soon as possible and they will not lose any more players.